Join us to learn about a new EPA tool showcasing ways that local governments can move their communities towards higher levels of waste reduction, materials reuse, recycling, and composting across waste generation sectors. Also, hear from the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, a community that is charting a path towards zero waste, having successfully implemented several policies and programs featured in the tool.
EPA’s Managing and Transforming Waste Streams: A Tool for Communities enables users to explore 100 policy and program options, including 38 measures addressing organic waste. The tool illustrates different approaches to materials reuse and recovery objectives, whether in the form of enhancing curbside collection, adopting requirements, conducting community outreach, promoting infrastructure development, or engaging in product stewardship. It can lend support to local or regional solid waste plan updates or zero waste plans. The tool contains over 250 implementation examples from communities across the country, with links to city and county ordinances, contract language, and program websites.